Here is a smattering of the cool things our customers have brought in for framing recently. Hope you enjoy!
Local artist Greta Vick produces some wonderfully vibrant and textured works of art. Carter Avenue Frame Shop is happy to share that we have an abstract set of her acrylic paintings available and on display, framed in gold floater frames. Take a look here and stop in to see the real thing!
See more of Greta’s work at https://www.gretaclaire.com/
Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to work with local artist, Tara Sweeney, on a very unique project. Tara was commissioned by Augsburg College, where she is professor emeritus, to create 10 foot long, accordion style, watercolor sketchbook.
Given the size and three-dimensional nature of the piece, the framing process required multiple days and a variety of problem-solving techniques to complete the project. It was a fun challenge!
“Seeing Nature” is being displayed on the fourth-floor corridor of Augsburg University’s Hagofors Center for Science, Business, and Religion
February 23, 2019
We are happy to announce that Tim Smith, owner of Carter Ave. Frame Shop since 1985 (34 years!) will complete the sale of the store to his son Michael on March 2nd, 2019, their 60th and 30th birthdays respectively. Michael was born on Tim’s 30th birthday and started work at the shop on their birthday in 2016. On March 2nd, 2017, Michael became 25% owner. Tim plans to continue working at the shop as Michael’s employee.
In 1985, during Tim’s senior year at Luther Seminary, he purchased Carter Ave. Frame Shop with his boss Tom Lind of The Framing Place & Gallery. The original shop was 350 square feet in the basement off the parking lot of Milton Square. Tim bought out Tom in 1989 and moved the shop next to the Bibelot on Como Ave. Tim bought the building and moved the shop to its current location, 2186 Como Ave., in 1994.
Carter Ave. Frame Shop has grown over the years and has won several awards including “Best Frame Shop” by Minnesota Monthly.
Tim reports, “It has been great fun to work with Mike and to see him develop as a framer. He really knows and loves the business. I’m very proud of him, and I know the shop is in good hands.”
“I never imagined spending so much time with my dad, but we’ve gotten along great,” said Michael. “I can’t imagine a better way to have learned what I need to continue this business to the standard that Tim has set. I love working with customers and making their art look great with good design and framing. I’m hoping to continue my dad’s legacy at Carter Ave. Frame Shop.”
March 2nd will be a memorable day in the Smith family. A big birthday celebration is planned.
Here are a few of the wonderful, beautiful, and interesting things you have brought us to frame. Thanks for your business and your trust!
Como Ave. is now completely done between Highway 280 and Raymond Ave. Enjoy the new roadway and the easy access to Carter Ave. Frame Shop. There is also some great on-street parking right in front of our store, as well as parking in our lot.
Studio EL licenses images from hundreds of artists. Images are reproduced as high-quality giclee prints on fine art paper or canvas. They can also print the image any size you want. The best part is that these high-quality giclee images are affordable.
Stop in to see what we have in stock or visit Studio EL to find the art you have been looking for.
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This is just a smattering of what they have to offer:
Custom framing for the holidays could be that perfect gift for your loved ones. Here are a few ideas:
Getting the perfect frame to protect and beautifully display these treasures will provide no end of joy and happiness for those you give to. Stop in soon so we can have your custom frame ready for the holidays!